Fifth cable cut in Mid-East (Was Re: [LINK] Fourth cable cut in
kim.holburn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 22:35:10 EST 2008
Thanks for the links.
Here's another. Strange stuff happening.
Cable damage hits 1.7m Internet users in UAE
> Quoting TeleGeography and describing the effect the cuts had on the
> Internet world, Mahesh Jaishanker, executive director, Business
> Development and Marketing, du, said, “The submarine cable cuts in
> FLAG Europe-Asia cable 8.3km away from Alexandria, Egypt and
> SeaMeWe-4 affected at least 60 million users in India, 12 million
> in Pakistan, six million in Egypt and 4.7 million in Saudi Arabia.”
> A total of five cables being operated by two submarine cable
> operators have been damaged with a fault in each.
On 2008/Feb/04, at 11:38 PM, Martin Barry wrote:
> $quoted_author = "Kim Holburn" ;
>>> February 3rd, 2008
>>> Fourth cable cut in Mideast
> There are questions about whether there is a fourth cable cut or
> it's just reporting of the original three being garbled in
>>> The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore
>>> cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic
>>> in the
>>> area when the cables were damaged.
> Cables can stop functioning for any number of reasons. Anchors are
> a common
> one but even sharks chewing them can be to blame!
>>> Many readers are reporting that another undersea fiber optic
>>> cable has
>>> been cut, apparently caused by another wayward anchor. It looks
>>> like Iran
>>> has completely lost Internet connectivity."
> This is FUD. A single router in Iran was unreachable.
> They've had the best coverage of this situation.
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